The options facing those charged with responsibility for guaranteeing the general flying population that they can fly without fear of terrorism is either to fix the problems in the existing system or create a new security strategy.
The advent of advanced computerized reservations systems in the late 1970s most notably Sabre allowed airlines to easily perform cost-benefit analyses on different pricing structures leading to almost perfect price discrimination in some cases (that is filling each seat on an aircraft at the highest price
Those considering how best to guarantee security to the general flying public should reject the premise that airline security can be guaranteed by the screening of the entire flying population to identify potential terrorists and prevent them from boarding an airplane. This premise needs to be replaced with a new
Groups such as the International Civil Aviation Organization establish worldwide standards for safety and other vital concerns. Most international air traffic is regulated by bilateral agreements between countries which designate specific carriers to operate on specific routes. The model of such an agreement was the Bermuda Agreement between the
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Air California and PSA Pacific Southwest Airlines for example operating in the Los Angeles-San Francisco market saw yearly traffic figures increase from 1.5 million passengers in 1960 to 3.2 million in 1965. Texas-based Southwest Airlines similarly provided low-fare service between Dallas and Houston and other Texas points.
Other factors such as surface transport facilities and onward connections will also affect the relative appeal of different airports and some long distance flights may need to operate from the one with the longest runway. For example LaGuardia Airport is the preferred airport for most of Manhattan
A second financial issue is that of hedging oil and fuel purchases which are usually second only to labor in its relative cost to the company. However with the current high fuel prices it has become the largest cost to an airline. Legacy airlines compared with new
A glimpse of the future could already be had in California and Texas. Devoid of jurisdiction over local air transportation the CAB could neither exercise fare nor route authority over intrastate airlines and these carriers usually offering high-frequency single-class no-frills service at half the fares the
Ultimately the federal government provided $4.6 billion in one-time subject-to-income-tax cash payments to 427 U.S. air carriers with no provision for repayment essentially a gift from the taxpayers. (Passenger carriers operating scheduled service received approximately $4 billion subject to tax.) In addition the ATSB
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